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If you are looking for a gift for someone with a September birthday or an anniversary gift for the 5th or 45th year, a sapphire makes an ideal choice. However, there are several reasons why a sapphire should be at the top of your list when considering gemstones to purchase:

  • Hardness – A sapphire is very close in hardness to a diamond. It ranks just one point below the 10 rating of a diamond at a rating of 9. As the second hardest natural stone, it has grown in popularity as an engagement ring stone, especially after Prince Charles gave one to Lady Diana. Although blue is the most common sapphire color, they do come in other colors, including colorless which can be perfect for an engagement ring.
  • Meaning – Giving a gift of a sapphire has a few symbolic meanings to consider. Getting back to the engagement ring scenario, a sapphire symbolizes sincerity and faithfulness. A sapphire also means virtue, wisdom, and good fortune.
  • Healing Properties – The believed healing properties of a sapphire include spiritual connection, banishing unwanted thoughts and depression, and the release of mental tension. Sapphire is also used to attract prosperity and bring peace of mind while restoring balance in the body. Each color of sapphire has individual properties to consider as well.

Sapphires have been treasured for centuries with many unique beliefs attributed to them. Whether you agree with those that thought they guard against witchcraft or you just love the luster and beauty of this unique gemstone, you’ll find the perfect one here at Mosteller American Gemstones. We offer natural, unprocessed stones and gemstone jewelry perfect for those you care about. Contact us today with any questions you may have.